Time: ADVANCED : 9:30am—10:30am / Instructor: Yumiko Kikkawa
BASIC : 10:30am—11:30pm / Instructor: Yumiko Kikkawa
8 Fridays / Oak Room
Summer 2015: June 5 – July 24
Fall 2015: September 11 – November 6 (take off 9/18 still get 8 classes)
$96 members / $120 non-members (includes Arboretum admission)
Call 626.821.4623 to register or pay at the class
Learn about Japanese cultural traditions in these popular workshops with Yumiko Kikkawa while practicing the techniques of Moribana, Heika and landscape arrangement. Individual instruction is given to beginning through advanced students. Please bring a 10″ shallow container, clippers and a needle holder (frog), at least 3 inches by 4 inches, to the first class. For any questions about supplies, please call Yumiko at 626.818.3573.
8 Mondays, 9:30-11:30am, Oak Room
July 20 – September 7
September 14 – November 2
November 9 – December 28
$40 members / $45 non-members (includes Arboretum Admission)
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This is a self-directed workshop (no official instructor) that provides a supportive, encouraging environment for those who wish to pursue their artistic endeavors in watercolor, graphite, pastels, etc. Both beginning and experienced artists are welcome. It is a wonderful opportunity to develop at your own speed in your own media while being in the company of those with like interests.
BOTANICAL ART – Monthly Series
4 Tuesdays per session per month
10am-2pm (includes lunch break) / Oak Room
Instructor: Cristina Baltayian
$275 Arboretum members per month / $295 non-members per month (includes Arboretum Admission)
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July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4. 11, 18, 25
October 6. 13. 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17, 24
December 1, 8, 15, 22
These classes will be exploring color pencil, graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor on various papers, vellum and other surfaces. The emphasis will be on plant observation, drawing, composition, color theory and matching, and medium techniques. In conjunction with the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California, students will be studying and portraying many of the Arboretum plant introductions from the last 50 years. The goal is to build a collection of paintings that will celebrate and document the invaluable contribution of the Los Angeles Arboretum to the state of California.
Saturday August 15, 7:30-10pm
Saturday September 5, 7:00-9:30pm
Saturday October 10, 7:00-9:30pm
Instructor: Frank McDonough
$30 members / $35 non-members
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Night offers unique photographic opportunities in the garden so come join us for this special session. Share your night photography techniques with other photographers. Special emphasis will be placed on the ‘Painting with Light’ technique, so bring your ‘big gun’ flashlights.
Wednesday, December 9
10:00am – 12:00pm
$35 members; $45 non-members (all materials included)
Instructor: Marla Carter & Mary Hampton

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Using fresh greens (both the traditional and the unusual) from the Arboretum grounds, PLUS an incredible variety of greens from the LA Flower Mart, make a wreath to welcome in the holidays. All wreath materials, frame and wire will be provided.
Thu-Sat. November 12th, 13th, 14th
10am – 3pm
$ 255 Members/$275 Non-Members
Instructor: Cristina Baltayian

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Autumn leaves in colored pencil on wood.  Participants will complete a pencil painting of an autumn leaf in beautiful fall colors.
No previous experience necessary. All levels welcome.

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